Event: November 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club November 2020 reads are Zapata by Harper McDavid (Longmont), Black Pearl by Donnell Ann Bell (Fort Collins), and Puzzling Ink by Becky Clark (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: BEATING WRITERS BLOCK with Stant Litore

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
November 7, 2020

Via Zoom
(Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)


10:00 am-10:30 am
Welcome, Introductions

10:30 am-12:45 pm

“Writer’s block” actually can cover a range of habits and ways of getting stuck. Maybe you’re a perfectionist, or maybe you’re the artist looking at a first draft that feels like a betrayal of the original vision. Maybe you’re stuck in the middle of the plot. Maybe you just can’t get that one scene written. We’ll cover several of the most common blocks and an array of practical strategies for getting over, under, around, or through them.

About the Presenter:

Stant Litore is the author of Ansible, The Running of the Tyrannosaurs, The Zombie Bible, and Dante’s Heart. Besides science fiction and fantasy, he has written the writers’ toolkits Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget and Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget, as well as Lives of Unstoppable Hope and Lives of Unforgetting, and has been featured in Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction. He has served as a developmental editor for Westmarch Publishing and holds a Ph.D. in English. He lives in Aurora, Colorado with his wife and three children and is currently at work on his next novel.

For more information about Stant and his work, please visit his website at: https://stantlitore.com/ 


Award Finalist: 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards

The Burden of Hate by Helen Starbuck, the third book in the Annie Collins Mystery Series, was given a starred review by Kirkus, which called it, “A thriller that offers a master class in suspense,” and was a finalist in the 2020 National Indie Excellence Award.

For further information visit:
https://www.helenstarbuck.com/ or https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z6SXV4J/